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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Volume XX, Number 3

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?..The City of Carthage will be spraying for mosquitoes Monday, June 27 through Friday July 1. Areas will be sprayed in the evening of the day of area garbage pickup between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight. Residents are asked to turn off attic or window fans when the sprayer is in their area.

today's laugh

A newly ordained priest is nervous about hearing confessions and asks an older priest to observe one of his sessions to give him some tips. After a few minutes of listening, the old priest suggests that they have a word.

I’ve got a few suggestions, he says. Try folding your arms over your chest and rub your chin with one hand. The new priest tries this. Very good, says his senior. Now try saying things like ‘I see’, ‘I understand’ and ‘Yes, go on.’

The younger priest practices these sayings, too. Well done, says the older priest. Don’t you think that’s better than slapping your knee and saying: No way! What happened next?


Q: Why are lawyers buried 12 feet deep instead of just six?

A: Because deep down they really are good people.


A grandmother giving directions to her grown grandson who is coming to visit with his wife.

"You come to the front door of the apartment complex. I am in apartment 14T. There is a big panel at the door. With your elbow push button 14T. I will buzz you in. Come inside, the elevator is on the right. Get in, and with your elbow hit 14. When you get out I am on the left. With your elbow, hit my doorbell".

"Grandma, that sounds easy, but why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow"?

"You’re coming empty handed"?


A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

A Narrow Escape.

Dave Ramsey, a miner at the Dickey mines on the Chatham lease at Carterville was caught in a small drift in a cave-in this morning. He was covered with dirt up to his shoulders and was reported killed but was finally rescued. He was only slightly bruised and scratched.

The Frisco has a large force of men at work putting in a new turn table where the old one stood and they expect to complete the work by tonight. The engine will be turned around here for each return trip as soon as the turn table is finished.

W. E. Carlson, who has been visiting relatives and friends here for the past two weeks, leaves tonight for Gainesville, Tex., where he has been for the past four years working for G. C. & S. F. Railway Co. After a few days in Gainesville, he will go to Galveston to work for the same company.

  Today's Feature

Commission Hears Report on Recovery.

The Jasper County Commission heard a report from county Emergency Management Director Keith Stammer during Tuesday’s regular meeting in the Carthage Courthouse.

Stammer praised the efforts of Southwest Missouri emergency and law enforcement personnel and agencies. He said over three hundred agencies responded to the tornado destruction in Joplin after the May 22 storm.

He also said that the state Emergency Management department worked well with the county department in the recovery effort as well as FEMA.

Presiding Commissioner John Bartosh said he and other officials went to Washing, D.C. last week to try and extend the August 7 deadline for federal assistance in the clean-up effort. He felt the limit would be extended.

Bartosh also said there have been inquiries concerning FEMA financial help in installing storm shelters. Bartosh said at this time there is no such program. The Commission is keeping a list and is investigating other options.

Jasper County Jail Count

211 June 21, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

A few details of today’s front page story that I found interestin’. Director Stammer told the Commission that only one per cent of tornadoes are a catagory 4. From analysis of the aftermath, the speed of the storm (not the wind speed generated) got down to 10 or 15 miles an hour at times. Not the typical 35 miles an hour expected. The storm just kinda squatted down for a period of time, grindin’ away.

Commissioner Bartosh said he watched the video captured inside the high school and it took over 6 minutes for the storm to pass that location.

Accordin to Stammer, the storm has attracted nation wide attention for those who study the effects of tornadoes.

They reported 7,000 homes lost. Joplin has imposed a 60 day moratorium on new housing construction.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.

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Weekly Column


By JoAnn Derson

• Use a measuring cup when adding detergent to the washer. You’ll avoid using too much detergent, which can get costly. You’ll also avoid having residual soap left in the fabric.

• If you have air conditioning, use a programmable thermostat. You can set it to a higher temperature overnight, when it’s naturally cooler, and have it cool down the house right about the time you’ll get home, so there’s no wasted energy cooling a house with no one in it.

• "When putting woody-stemmed flowers, such as roses, in a vase, cut the stem diagonally and whack with a small mallet. It will absorb water much better this way." -- A.R. in Mississippi

• Save small milk cartons and wash well. Fill with water and freeze. You can use these in your picnic basket for an easy cold pack to keep foods chilled.

• Too many suds in the sink? Try sprinkling them with salt. The foam will settle down quickly!

• "Shower rings (the hooks that hold your shower curtain to the curtain bar) can be used for lots of things. I keep one in my sewing basket to hold safety pins. It’s terrific, and the pins are orderly and easy to find." -- E.L. in Utah

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